Monthly Archives: July 2012

Resident Spotlight: Mr. Ray

Posted by Kia Crawford on July 24th, 2012 in Gainesville, GA | No Comments

I had lived five years alone since the love of my life had passed away and I told my family it was time to move. They brought information and I placed it around the dining room table for a week or two to study. I had only visited one community and I sat down and prayed about it and on this past May 29 I celebrated living here 10 years.

I was born in Heard County, Ga. The youngest of five and very spoiled in every way love could offer: good family, good education, good food. I grew up on 125 acres of farm with corn, cotton, hogs, chickens and cows. Fresh biscuits and ham was my favorite. I loved going to school and farming. I was gonna raise cattle and live the quiet life but God had other plans … Read more...

Many with Alzheimer’s Suffer Vision Problems

Posted by Kia Crawford on July 16th, 2012 in Body, Education, Mind, Research | No Comments

Working in the senior living industry and with residents with memory impairments at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Fayetteville, I know there are great challenges for those with Alzheimer’s.  The loss of memory is just one side affect of this disease. Many Alzheimer residents experience problems such as extreme confusion, mood swings, loss of appetite and tactility. However, Alzheimer’s is exacerbated by vision problems specifically with depth of perception and visual spatial coordination. Mistakenly,  some may attribute some of the issues seen in Alzheimer’s patients to the loss of memory.  However, problems such as bumping into furniture and the inability to contrast between colors and objects can be contributed to changes in their vision. Many researchers believe the changes in vision are a result of the deterioration of the side of the brain responsible for processing visual information, … Read more...

Resident Spotlight: Marjorie Clark

Posted by Kia Crawford on July 11th, 2012 in Gainesville, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?

Atlanta, Georgia.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?

Going to Europe as a 10-year-old is a great memory. We traveled by plane to England and then went all over Europe.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?

Parties and entertaining for my husband’s clients. 

Did you have a profession? If so, what industry were you in and what did you do?

I was a teacher in Atlanta. I taught the fourth [grade] through high school at different times.

Do you remember what was happening in your life during a significant event in U.S. history such as WWII, Vietnam, Woodstock or any other historical events?

My husband and I both worked for the government at that time.

Which accomplishments in your life do you feel most proud?

Being a … Read more...